My wife and I travel back to our beloved former home town of Tucson whenever possible to visit friends and soak up the desert air. We usually stay at the typical foothills resorts but this time chose to revisit Lodge on the Desert where we had stayed many years ago (we actually stayed in a guest suite with an indoor swimming pool). Since the last stay, the facility has undergone a major renovation with many of the 30's era guest rooms replaced with updated rooms and suites in two story buildings that were designed to blend in with the old architecture.
Admittedly, the pristine desert grounds and the historic older rooms were beautiful, but they were replaced with tastefully designed buildings and beautiful desert landscaping. Our room was large,bright and well appointed with Southwestern decor and had a fantastic balcony view of the Catalina mountains. Jorge, the manager, and his entire staff were courteous and delivered on every promise that was made when we booked the reservation.
The hotel restaurant was devastated by fire a few weeks before we arrived and was undergoing reconstruction. This was a serious blow during the peak of the tourist season and I wish everyone there the best of luck in rebounding from the setback. We look forward to our next stay at Lodge on the Desert and would recommend it to anyone looking for a laid back in-town Tucson resort experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lodge on the Desert is a Tucson classic and guests experience the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with the modern southwest charm that has evolved throughout the Lodge's storied 80 years. This 100-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
- Hotel On The Desert
- On The Desert Tucson